Wei-Shen joined WatersTechnology in June 2016, becoming the publication’s first full-time Asia-based reporter. Based out of Hong Kong, she writes for both Waters and Inside Data Management magazines, as well as the four subsites of WatersTechnology.com—Sell-Side Technology, Buy-Side Technology, Inside Reference Data and Inside Market Data. Prior to joining WatersTechnology, she was a journalist at Star Media Group in Malaysia. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Auckland.
Wei-Shen and Tony explore the idea of big tech companies disrupting the traditional Wall Street vendors.
If the prototype is put into production, delivery of corporate actions data for dividends could be reduced from up to 24 hours to 15 to 30 minutes.
Initiatives that provide greater access to international markets, like the Stock Connect and Bond Connect programs, will drive change at Chinese asset managers struggling with legacy trading technologies.
Waters Wavelength Podcast Interview Series: Kris Hopkins, now head of capital markets at SBI Digital Markets, discusses the opportunities for capital markets firms in the digital asset space.
Wei-Shen and Tony talk about climate migration and opportunities that might come about from a data perspective.
There's rapid digital transformation underway in the industry and regulators must get with the game plan while not over-regulating the use of AI.
Wei-Shen and Tony talk about how the pandemic has changed their habits and how they’re trying to do something about it.
Waters Wavelength Podcast Interview Series: Shameek Kundu, now head of financial services and chief strategy officer at AI startup firm Truera, talks AI, the state of the art of infrastructure, and how regulators are keeping a keen eye on the space.
The bank’s client segmentation offering creates more targeted post-trade offerings, while its prediction engine can help reduce settlement failures.
Wei-Shen and Tony talk about WatersTech’s three biggest stories of the week.
Increasingly, exchanges are trying to get closer to their customers, in a bid to better understand how they use market data. This move may come at the expense of data vendors that are being gradually squeezed out of the exchange-client relationship.
As efforts continue to shorten the settlement cycle for US securities to T+1, market participants in Asia worry about the potential implications.
Wei-Shen and Tony discuss the trade-offs between privacy and remote working and some of the concerns app interoperability could bring about.
Wei-Shen and Tony once again talk about mental health at the workplace and how firms should encourage their staff.
HKEx is looking to leverage smart contracts for its Synapse platform. Sell-side participants are generally positive as to the reasoning behind the build, but observers warn the ambitious project still has challenges to overcome.
The asset management arm of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China is enhancing its NLP models to solve complex, non-linear challenges such as overfitting.
A look at some of the key people moves from this week, including Elizabeth Pritchard (pictured), who joins Bitvore as CEO.
A summary of some of the past week’s financial technology news.
On this episode of the Wavelength Podcast, Wei-Shen brings on Annie Wu, who works on all of WatersTechnology’s events, to chat about the challenges of running a virtual event.